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SLE210 - Chemistry the Enabling Science

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

X Conlan


SLE152 or SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour laboratory practicals per trimester


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit will build on your level-1 chemistry knowledge, to broaden your knowledge of chemistry concepts and develop chemistry skills. Topics will include nuclear chemistry, thermodynamics and the spontaneity of reactions, electrochemistry, metallic bonding, VSEPR, hybridisation, resonance, molecular kinetic theory of gases, phase diagrams, organic reactions, reaction kinetics, applications of chemical equilibria, introductory spectroscopy, and the chemistry of periodic table.


2 x class tests (25% each) 50%, online quizzes 20%, laboratory exercises and reports 30%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the laboratory component.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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